TitleAssistant Professor; Graduate Program Coordinator, Online Master of Mass Communication
Office BuildingYeager Hall
Mailing AddressYeager Hall 211
School of Communication & Journalism-Box 2235
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyDr. Marina Hendricks teaches Social Media Strategies, Public Relations Writing, Integrated Marketing Communication & Campaign Studio and Cross-Platform Campaigns. She is the graduate coordinator for the Online Master of Mass Communication program. In a previous life, she was communications director at the Newspaper Association of America (now News Media Alliance). A West Virginia native, she served as the founding editor of the FlipSide teen journalism program at The Charleston Gazette-Mail and also worked for an advertising and public relations agency. Her research focuses on youth journalism, student journalists, issues in journalism and social media.
EducationUniversity of Missouri-Columbia, Ph.D. in Journalism
Kent State University, M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication
Marshall University, B.A. in Journalism
Academic Interests/ExpertiseOnline Education
Academic ResponsibilitiesGraduate Coordinator, Online Master of Mass Communication
Faculty Adviser, SDSU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America
Coordinator, South Dakota High School Press Association
Awards and Honors2021 Excellence in Online Teaching Award
South Dakota State University
2020 Volunteer of the Year (with Fall 2020 Public Relations Writing students)
2018 Certified Journalism Educator (renewal)
Journalism Education Association
2018 Top Faculty Paper, Scholastic Journalism Division
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
GrantsLucchesi, R., Hendricks, M. A., & Anderson, J. (2021). Changing needs in tobacco cessation: Exploring coaching preferences among people of low socioeconomic status. South Dakota Department of Health Tobacco Control Program. $10,000.
Anderson, J., Hendricks, M. A., & Lucchesi, R. (2021). College students and vaping. South Dakota Department of Health Tobacco Control Program. $10,000.
Hendricks, M. A., Lucchesi, R., & Weaver, S. M. (2020). Young adults self-report on use of e-cigarettes/vaping devices. South Dakota Department of Health Tobacco Control Program. $10,000.
Lucchesi, R., Hendricks, M. A., & Koehler, K. (2020). Technical and university student study on changing attitudes and behaviors related to e-cigarettes. South Dakota Department of Health Tobacco Control Program. $10,000.
Domonoske, D., Hendricks, M. A., & Lucchesi, R. (2019). Investigation of educators’ needs on e-cigarette curriculum. South Dakota Department of Health Tobacco Control Program. $10,000.
Professional MembershipsAssociation for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication - Scholastic Journalism Division Head, 2021-2023
Journalism Education Association - State Director/South Dakota
Public Relations Society of America
Online News Association
International Communication Association
Work ExperienceDirector of Communications/Senior Manager of Communications, Newspaper Association of America, Arlington, VA.
Manager, Newspaper Association of America Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Editor/Special Projects Editor, Newspaper Association of America/NAA Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Adjunct Instructor, University of Charleston, Charleston, WV.
FlipSide Editor, Reporter and Special Projects Coordinator, The Charleston Gazette/Charleston Newspapers, Charleston, WV.
Accounts Coordinator, Perry Productions, Charleston, WV.
Creative ActivitiesVisit Brookings. (2021). Brookings visitor guide. https://issuu.com/visitbrookings/docs/visitors_guide_2021?fr=sNmZiMDY3NDE0Ng
Area(s) of ResearchYouth Journalism
Issues in Journalism
Applications of ResearchFinneman, T, Hendricks, M. A., & Bobkowski, P. S. (2021). "The paper is white": Examining diversity issues with the next generation of journalists. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. https://doi.org/10.1177/10776958211062683
Thomas, R. J., & Hendricks, M. A. (2019). Making class matter: Journalism and social class. In E. L. Perry & M. Len-Rios (Eds.), Cross-cultural journalism: Communicating strategically about diversity (2nd ed., pp. 77-99). Routledge.
Hendricks, M. A., & Thomas, R. J. (2018). What’s in a name? Journalistic boundary work and a high school newspaper’s effort to ban “redskin.” Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 73(4), 454–468. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077695817736688
Russell, F. M., Hendricks, M. A., Choi, H., & Stephens, E. C. (2015). Who sets the news agenda on Twitter? Journalists’ posts during the 2013 U.S. government shutdown. Digital Journalism, 3(6), 925-943. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2014.995918
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